Arts & Culture

PEO scholarships

PEO Chapter AP in Hot Springs gave $3,000 to the National Park College nursing program for 2015. From left are Suzie Burton, Natalie Mason, Laura Reid, Kahla Hollis and Corrine Gooch. PEO is a philanthropic organization that promotes educational advancement for women through scholarships, grants, loans and stewardship of Cottey College.

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Fundraiser concert

Lupus Foundation of Arkansas' annual fundraiser, An Evening with Grady Nichols Smooth Jazz Concert, will be held at 7:15 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Statehouse Convention Center's Wally Allen Ballroom, 1 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Online tickets can be purchased at, or picked up in person at 3907 Central Ave., Suite L between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. weekdays. Discounted rooms at the nearby Marriott Hotel may be reserved by calling 877-759-6290. Call 525-9380 or email for additional information.

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HSV Players ready for next production

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- Sometimes volunteers just have to get their hands into a job, which is what Hot Springs Village Players Florence Davis and Maureen Godfrey have been doing recently. The two were assigned the task of painting theatrical backgrounds, called flats.

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Actress transforms from local to legend

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. -- When actress Betty Lynn first moved to Andy Griffith's quaint hometown and inspiration for the eponymous show, she couldn't go to the grocery store without meeting enthusiastic fans, calling out to "Thelma Lou."

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Roy Rivers to perform benefit concert on Woodlands stage

HOT SPRINGS VILLAGE -- He has topped the country music charts in Europe, filled the Red Rock Amphitheater and sung with Dolly Parton. Now, Roy Rivers will return to Hot Springs Village at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 on the Woodlands Auditorium stage, 1101 DeSoto Blvd.

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